Courtesy of USA Today:This is the country of freedom & liberty- not of hate & violence. The orange co gop will rebuild and be renewed. #ncpol @NCGOP pic.twitter.com/fiYvFC5Mvx— Kami Mueller (@kamimueller) October 16, 2016
A group of Democrats came together Sunday to raise money to rebuild a Republican headquarters that was firebombed in North Carolina on Saturday night. The GOP headquarters in Orange County, N.C., suffered major damage when an explosive device was thrown through a window on Saturday night, according to officials.
The words “Nazi Republicans leave town or else” were spray-painted on a nearby building.
Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party, denounced the attack, calling it “political terrorism.” He said all Americans “should be outraged by this hate-filled and violent attack against our democracy.”
On Sunday, David Weinberger began a GoFundMe page to raise $10,000 to rebuild the Hillsborough, N.C., headquarters.
“As Democrats, we are starting this campaign to enable the Orange County, N.C., Republican office to re-open as soon as possible,” the page said in the story section.
The group said that while it’s still unclear who attacked the office, or why, one thing is clear: “This is not how Americans resolve their differences.”
There are, as you might imagine, a number of us who are more than a little suspicious as to who firebombed this building.
Of course Donald Trump is convinced that he knows who did it.
Well.....maybe.Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina just firebombed our office in Orange County because we are winning @NCGOP— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
However it should be noted that both sides have been known to fake this kind of thing in years past.
Knowing that some people came out very aggressively on social media against liberals who donated.
That included MSNBC contributor Ana Marie Cox who got into a protracted Twitter battle with her detractors.
The Twitter backlash included reminders of some of the nasty political attacks that have some out of this office in North Carolina and charges that they would certainly not do the same for Democrats if the roles were reversed.And, folks, the money wasn't going to directly to them. No one here made a *donation to the GOP* tonight.— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) October 17, 2016
Personally I am glad that the Democrats raised money like this.
Sure the Republican approach to a firebombing of a Democratic headquarters would probably be to show up with marshmallows and stand around singing camp songs while it burned, but then again we are not them, now are we?
Besides if we don't take the high road, then who will?